This is a re-posting of a blog I created sometime ago but I think is worth repeating.
SJ – My intention is to share wisdom garnered from my life; from my own soul memories and from my muse whom I have named Joshua. Are we ready?
SJ – I know I should eat right, exercise my body and my brain, meditate etc., but I feel like I’m standing in quicksand, going nowhere. What’s wrong with me?
Joshua- Your body suffers the condition of your mind and soul.
SJ – You mean I look like I am?
Joshua – Exactly!
SJ – Ouch! Have you looked at me lately? I could stand to lose a few pounds.
Joshua – How much negative energy are you carrying around?
SJ- A lot and none of it is my fault.
Joshua – Making a joke are we?
SJ – Okay some of it is, but have you seen the state of the world? Have you seen my life, the choices I made?
Joshua – Exactly! Choices you made. Remember your soul is not here just for grins, it has an agenda. Your body is simply a vehicle for the soul to experience a wide range of emotions and to learn to come to terms with human feelings.
The gifts or talents your body inherits are used to sustain your human condition and that of your community. Your gifts reflect your soul’s agenda, the condition of your soul, and what your soul needs to do in this life experience.
SJ – So my gifts or talents are to be used for something other than a caressing of my ego?
Joshua – The way in which you choose to use or not uses these gifts is a reflection of the condition of the health of your mind; meaning how well you are able to keep your ego in check.
SJ –To get back to my soul’s agenda: I was not quite the innocent baby I thought I was?
Joshua – Not quite, your soul brought some baggage with it: Karma from past lives; lessons it needs to learn, wrongs it needs to right etc.
There is a purpose and reason for every soul born onto this earth. It’s up to you to figure out what that is and to accomplish that goal.
Souls shop for a body just as you shop for clothes. You know what you want to spend, where you want to go in them and what function these clothes will have. Your soul chooses its parents based on the physical DNA and the environment the parents can offer in order for the soul to experience the obstacles it needs to overcome for spiritual advancement.
SJ – You mean moral issues?
Joshua – More like life lessons. In order for souls to learn from their human experience they use each other to experience different realities. Let us say in one lifetime you experienced the pain of rejection and abandonment from your father. In your next lifetime the roles may be reversed.
It is hard to understand how the soul works with the body but let me explain this to you: The soul is you. You are not your body. You are your soul. Your body is simply your vehicle. How you treat your body is a reflection of the condition of your soul. An abused body is telling you that your mind needs work; a dysfunctional mind is telling you that your soul needs work.
Respect your soul and your body will function better.
SJ – So if I want my body to be healthy I should see to the health of my soul?
Joshua – Don’t forget the mind, the three cannot be separated until the soul chooses to return to its source.
Father, Son and Holy Ghost is a metaphor for Mind, body, spirit. In man the concept of “the Trinity” is created as it is in heaven.
SJ – I feel like my personal trinity is in a constant struggle. Can I become aware of my own soul sickness and cure the body?
Joshua – The soul is in charge here. There comes a time when the soul is ready to leave the existence it was forced into. That is why it is so hard to exercise, eat well, stop smoking etc. You know better and you know what to do but the soul has its own agenda.
SJ – Are you suggesting that when the soul has had enough of the body (the body it chose) it will callously say farewell, so long, see you? Are you seriously suggesting that we are helpless in the face of the soul’s wants and needs?
Joshua – If the soul cannot get the body on the right path to accomplish the goal it has set for itself, or if it has already accomplished that goal and sees no reason to stay, then yes, it’s going home.
SJ – We can’t overcome our souls, ourselves? Willpower is not what it’s all about? I am distressed. I care about my body.
Joshua – No you don’t. It’s of little consequence to you. It must suffer the soul’s sickness so that the soul will seek healing.
SJ – So the body is letting the soul know that the soul needs help?
Joshua – Yes and I repeat this because this answer is important: Just as the three in heaven are one, so are you. Just as God, the Son and the Holy Ghost are three in one, so are you. You are mind, body and spirit.
The physical world is a choice of experiences to help you to know God and for God to know you.
SJ – So I have to use my mind to its fullest potential, exercise my body and pray or meditate for the sake of my soul. I think I’ve heard this somewhere before.